Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview

updated March 6

Monday March 26, 2018
8:00AM Registration Desk Opens
9:00AM Monday Intensive Workshops

Jumpstart Water Management for Rural Healthcare Facilities


The Rural Workforce of the Future:  Strategies to Innovate, Apply Data, and Develop Partnerships


Community Health Worker Core Competency Training


Leading Change and Transition


The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course
(Buprenorphine Waiver)


Dementia Care is Changing, Are You?

12:30PM Lunch


Monday Intensive Workshops (cont)

Jumpstart Water Management for Rural Healthcare Facilities


Practice Transformers:  Caring for Communities through Collaboration and Partnership Development


Community Health Worker Core Competency Training


Expanding Access to Financing & Telehealth for Rural Health
* Making the Investment
* Loan and Grant Programs
* Impacts and Opportunities – a State and Federal Perspective


Dementia Care is Changing, Are You?

6-8PM Welcome Reception & Exhibits
Tuesday March 27, 2018
7:00AM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM Exhibits and Breakfast
8:15AM Welcome
8:30AM Plenary:
Allison Massari

Transforming Patient Lives: The Art of Person-Centered Care
9:30AM Exhibits & Refreshments
9:45AM Breakout Sessions A
Behavioral Health HIE: Best Practices for Networks 9:45AM – Rural Insights from Washington’s Behavioral Health Workforce Assessment

10:05AM -Bi-directional Behavioral Health Integration Toolkit: Building Integrated Teams for Rural Communities

Data Sleuthing for Population Health: A Hands On Practicum Using Washington Tracking Network Rural-Urban Disparities in Access to Medicaid Pharmacy Services in Washington State Acute Stroke Mimics and Widening Windows 9:45AM – Risk Management and the Governing Board: What You Need to Know

10:15AM – Tips on Negotiating Value Based Contracts with Payers

11:00AM Breakout Sessions B
11:00 AM – Community – Clinical Linkages: A Rural Health Sustainability Story

11:30 AM – Improving Chronic Conditions in Rural Eastern Washington through Patient Home Visits

11:00 AM – Demystifying the Behavioral Health Assistant – Roles, Services, and Training

11:30 AM – Overcoming Barriers to Providing Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and the Expanding Supply of Providers with a Waiver in the WWAMIO Region

11:00 AM – Foreign Medical Graduates: Alleviating Doctor Shortages in the Trump Era

11:30 AM – Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Healthcare Providers in Rural Settings

Integrating Oral Health into Primary Care
Managing Medical Records as an EMS Provider Piloting Through Rough Waters: Leadership Challenges and Opportunities
12:15PM Lunch Buffet, Exhibits, & WRHA Rural Health Awards Ceremony
1:15PM Legislative Panel: Rural Health Policy – Where Are We Headed?
Kristin Peterson, Washington State Department of Health
Alan Morgan, National Rural Health Association
Chris Bandoli, Washington State Hospital Association
Sarah Young, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
2:30PM Breakout Sessions C
Setting up a Telepalliative Care Program Demystifying CHW – What do they do and how can they help your rural community 2:30PM – Telehealth – Sustainable Access for Rural Healthcare

3:00PM – Using Virtual Technology to Fully Implement EHDDI (Early Hearing-loss Detection, Diagnosis, and Intervention) in Rural Settings

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring Project The Work Force Pipeline: Creating the Health Work Force of the Future 2:30PM – Listening, Modeling, Coaching to Success

3:00PM – Lead with Your Heart: A Success Story

3:30PM Exhibits & Refreshments
4:00 PM Breakout Sessions D
Palliative Care Best Practices
(Pullman Regional Hospital)

4:30PM – Introducing Palliative Care in a Rural Health System: Lessons Learned (Jefferson Healthcare)

Pathways 101 – Community Based Care Coordination 4:00PM – Autism: How Early Diagnosis Makes a Difference in Your Community

4:30PM – Telehealth Tools to Address the Behavioral Healthcare Crisis

Just Between Us: The Math of an RHC 4:00PM – State Approval Process for Non-Medically Trained Ambulance Driver in Rural Areas

4:30PM – NREMT Initial Cognitive Exam Vouchers for EMS: A Pilot Project

4:00PM – Steps Towards Sustainability with the Second Year of the Quality Payment Program

4:30PM – Building Teams United By Place: Natural Communities of Care for Sustainable Health Equity

5:15 –
6:15 PM
WRHA Annual Membership Meeting
6:15 –
7:30 PM
Poster Presentations
7:30 –
9:00 PM
Annual RHCAW Membership Meeting and Dessert Social
Wednesday March 28, 2018
6:10AM Fun Walk/Run
Meet in front Lobby of hotel at 6:00 AM to join on a 1 or 2 mile run/walk depending on how many laps you wish to do!
7:00AM Registration Desk Open
7:00AM Exhibits and Breakfast
8:25AM Welcome
8:30AM Plenary:
Lori La Bey,
Founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks
Why Become Dementia Friendly – Impact, Rewards and Resources
9:45AM Breakout Sessions E
9:45AM – Recent Research on Home Health Care for Rural Populations and Implications for Policy and Practice

10:15AM – Palliative Care in the Medicare Population: Opportunities for Rural Areas

Issues and Strategies to Improving Diversity and Access to Nursing Care in Rural Communities 9:45AM – Engaging Local Tribal Community Members in Research and Outreach Efforts: What We Have Learned So Far For Success

10:15AM – Staying Safe and Healthy at Home: Using Photovoice to Document Native Elder Health in Rural Washington State

9:45AM – RHC Compliance and Risk Management

10:15AM – RHC Manager New Certification Process

From Silos to Square Dancing: Building a Network Together Demystifying Emergency Preparedness for Rural Hospitals
11:00AM Plenary:
John Nance
, National Patient Safety Speaker
Healthcare: Creating Patient Safety & Surviving Financially
12:00PM Lunch and Exhibitors
1:00PM Breakout Sessions F
1:00PM – Promoting Telemedicine Adoption in Managed Medicaid: Use Case of a Statewide Virtual Care Program

1:30PM – Reaching Rural Diagnostic Parity and Interventional Radiology Competitiveness through Urban Partnership – A Win, Win, Win

Launching Rural Workforce Development Strategies: Facilitated Discussion 1:00PM – Finding Our Balance: Preventing Older Adult Falls in Rural Areas Through Evidence- Based Tools

1:30PM – Field Thombolytics in Jefferson County

Rural Health Clinic Reconciliation Providing EMS with Volunteers or Employees –  Navigating the legal issues Using Video for Rural Community Engagement and Action
2:15PM Plenary:
Alex Knoll
, Ability App Founder
Young Inventors Journey: Making The World More Accessible and Inclusive, The Future of Education, Business and Technology
3:15PM Exhibits and Lucky Duck Drawing
3:45PM Rural Health Clinic Billing and Medicare Cost Reports
3:45 PM Building Industry Partnership to Address Nursing Education in Rural & Tribal Communities
5:30 PM Conference Adjourns